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HHD Week: Film Premiere & Spirituality Conference

What:

Cal State Fullerton's Health and Human Development (HHD) Week April 6-9 features the premiere of a documentary following the journey of Cindy Abbott, CSUF alumna and health science lecturer, who climbed to the top of Mount Everest and finished Alaska’s 1,000-mile Iditarod race while battling a rare and life-threatening illness; a spirituality conference; and career workshops for students. Events are free and open to the public.

When:

Wednesday, April 6 through Saturday, April 9

Where:

Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion (unless otherwise noted)
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Highlights:

Wednesday, April 6

Inside Out Spirituality and Well-Being Conference

7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — featuring speakers and workshops. The conference's schedule is available online. RSVP by March 28 by visiting the website

  • 8:45 a.m. Keynote — Lourdes Arguelles, emeritus professor, Claremont Graduate University, will present "Engaged Spirituality: Stories and Lessons for the 21st Century."
  • 9:45 a.m. Workshop Presentation — Sapna Batra Chopra, CSUF lecturer in counseling, will discuss "Cultivating Compassion, Presence and Openness with Mindfulness Meditation."

Saturday, April 9

"Banner on the Moon" film premiere and reception
4:30-8:30 p.m. — Titan Student Union’s Titan Theatre

A panel discussion will follow screening with Abbott '93, '96 (B.S. physical       education, M.S. kinesiology) and her husband, Larry Abbott. On her               expeditions, Abbott, who has Wegener’s Granulomatosis, takes a special banner to raise awareness for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Funds raised at the screening will benefit the college's new Inspiration Award to recognize a faculty member or student who perseveres in spite of significant obstacles. To reserve a seat, visit the "Banner on the Moon" website.

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details are available online

Additional:

The second annual HHD Week provides a spotlight on relevant topics related to human health, development and lifelong learning. The week is designed to offer events and activities for students, staff, faculty members, and professionals.

Sponsors:

The Health and Human Development Inter-Club Council and the College of Health and Human Development.

More Info:

Evelyn Somoza, College of Health and Human Development, 657-278-7299 or visit online

Media Contact:

Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027

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